Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 1
Based on the profiling of how seriel killers usually start off with killing small animals, maybe some day we'll have a national registry of neighborhood pet abusers the way there's a sex offenders database.

(What you are referring to I think is referred to the MacDonald Triad, a.k.a. serial killer behavior triad, specifically bed-wetting, arson and cruelty to animals. )

It is a great idea. My memory fails me, but I think there is/was at least one state that was considering starting a state-wide database of those convicted of abusing or neglecting animals. Once there are enough state databases, maybe we can get something going on a federal level. Or make abuse and neglect against animal federal. I believe the idea behind this was roughly based on having a similar like this for domestic violence (or maybe I have this backwards).

Quite honestly, there aren't enough effective laws being followed to convict or prosecute when there have been reported examples of abuse or neglect. Also I don't know how many of those are considered just misdemeanors versus felonies.

Sorry for going off topic. Abuse (against animals or people) is an issue that riles me up. I am not sharing the thoughts and feelings I have about that person who shot the cat in the initial thread, but I am glad the cat seems to be doing well and obviously loved.

Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.